SAINT PAUL, Minn. (AP) Parker Bjorklund scored 21 points, including two free throws in the closing seconds, as St. Thomas beat Idaho State 54-53 on Friday night.

Bjorklund had 12 rebounds for the Tommies (1-1). Raheem Anthony scored 19 points while going 7 of 12 from the floor, including 1 for 3 from 3-point range, and 4 for 5 from the line, and added nine rebounds. Kendall Blue shot 3 of 6 from the field and 1 for 4 from the line to finish with seven points.

Isaiah Griffin finished with 12 points and six rebounds for the Bengals (1-1). Idaho State also got 11 points and two steals from Miguel Tomley. In addition, Brayden Parker had eight points and six rebounds.


Both teams next play Sunday. St. Thomas hosts North Central (MN) and Idaho State plays Iowa State on the road.


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